Chapter 12. Introduction to Denial of Service Attacks
A denial of service (DoS) attack is characterized as an attacker’s explicit attempt to prevent legitimate users of a service from using that service. Here are some examples of these attacks:
Attempts to flood a network, thereby preventing legitimate network traffic
Attempts to disrupt a server by sending more requests than it can handle, thereby preventing access to a service
Attempts to crash the device or the service by sending it malformed packets
Attempts to prevent a particular individual from accessing a service
Attempts to disrupt service to a specific system or person
How Does a DoS Attack Differ from a DDoS Attack?
A distributed denial of service attack (DDoS) is defined as follows:
A distributed ...